Museum Education officers Akhona Lukhozi and Marsha Kalika will be attending the South Africa National Science Festival (SciFest) in Grahamstown in March. Scifest a platform for scientists from around the world to showcase and share their work. The event provides the KZN Museum an opportunity to network and share knowledge with other scientists in the field while encouraging and inspiring careers in science among the youth. The KZN Museum will be covering the topics like The Power of H2O; Discover your element as well as Water is matter and Filtration is purification aimed at various grades, during workshops and exhibitions throughout the week. The activities will be interactive, stimulating and will allow learners to think out of the box whilst they interact with objects that promote optimal understanding. Learners will be exposed to the significance, threats and a variety of purification mechanisms related to water availability through power point presentations. The Museum will also feature their “Museum in a Box” will emphasise and allow learners to interact with stimulating objects that make up filtration systems. A short video and worksheet will be distributed for completion and learners will end the session by creating their own home made filtration system using recyclable materials. This further integrates the concept of environment by utilising waste as an input thereby, creating a new product and fulfilling the closed circuit concept. Ms Kalika will also be feature at SciFest as an MC at one of their events, an evaluator on a panel for a competition, will host their sunset show as well as be part of Scifest’s “Speed date a scientist” event.
Tickets on sale the 28 June from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Exciting programme lined up which is suitable for the entire family. Live snake show, fun and interactive science show, Victorian Show and Tell in the History hall, San Hunter Display (stone tools, pottery, iron) with the Museum archaeologists, Library book display, Insect pinning with our scientific staff and more! Food will be on sale, as well as face painting, popcorn and a coffee! Tickets may be purchased from Webtickets or from the customer service desk at any Pick ‘n Pay store.